We confess that we’re suckers for hybrid luggage because we love a bag that can adapt to different kinds of trips (or even different needs within a single trip). The Solo New York Weekender Duffel has a padded back and back straps, which allow you to use it as a backpack; or you can tuck the straps away, flip it horizontal and use the side handles to carry it like a duffel bag. Use it as a backpack when you need your hands free, then switch it to a duffel to give your back a break or get easier access to your belongings.

Adding to the bag’s appeal is a smart, streamlined pocket system: There’s a protective 15.6-inch laptop compartment, while the side pockets can hold a water bottle as well as a wallet or other small items. The bottom compartment is designed to store shoes or dirty clothes, so you can easily keep your clean clothes separate without worrying about bringing an extra bag or pouch. As its name implies, the Solo New York Weekender Duffel is a convenient size for quick weekend getaways, but it also makes for a handy carry-on bag for longer trips.

$85, solo-ny.com/duffel-bag-backpack